garden balm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n garden balm bushy perennial Old World mint having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavored leaves; a garden escapee in northern Europe and North America
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Usage

In literature:

On the garden side the border was broken every ten feet or so with great shrubs of our lemon verbena, called lemon balm by Mrs. Puffin.
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
Sabrina herself was in the garden now, weeding the balm-bed.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
Besides the common garden vegetables, there were Yellow-Dock, Lemon Balm, Hyssop, Gill-go-over-the-ground.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
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In poetry:

II. For.
Stop! malign not country pleasure;
For there is unminted treasure
In its quiet calm; In its garden-loving leisure
Gilead's very balm!
"Country Life" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
And as we spoke, the cool blue sky,
The robin nigh,
The drooping blossoms of locust-trees
Humming with bees,
The budding garden, the season's calm,
Dropt their own balm.
"Winter Lilacs" by Annie Adams Fields
All drugged with odorous sleep, the rose
Breathes dewy balm about the place,
As if the dreams the garden knows
Took immaterial form and face--
As in my heart sweet thoughts arise
Beneath the ardour of his eyes.
"Her Vesper Song" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Spiking a cocktail with fresh lemon balm was an easy choice for St Louis bartender, Matt Seiter, since the pungent, minty herb grows with abandon in the garden at Sanctuaria.
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